Bali international, 21-28 November.
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Bali international took place 21-28 November in Benidorm, Spain.
27-29 November took place the rapid event with the following participants: Viswanathan Anand IND 2774, Veselin Topalov BUL 2735, Judith Polgar HUN 2718, Zurab Azmaiparashvilli GEO 2693, Anatoli Karpov RUS 2688, Francisco Vallejo ESP 2662, Teimour Radjabov AZE 2648, Alexander Graf GER 2646, Shakhriyaz Mamedyarov AZE 2595, Alfonso Romero ESP 2544, Sergey Karjakin UKR 2527 and Tiger Hillarp Persson SWE 2512.
Final standings:
1 Topalov 7.0
2 Anand 6.5
3 Radjabov 6.5
4 Vallejo Pons 6.0
5 Karjakin 5.0
6 Hillarp Persson 4.5
7 Azmaiparashvili 4.5
8 Mamedyarov 4.5
9 Graf 4.0
10 Polgar 4.0
11 Romero Holmes 2.5
Anatoly Karpov withdrew from the event. The reason is the refusal of Teimour Radjabov to postpone their game of the 1st round. Karpov proposed to postpone the game since he had been deprived to sleep due to the late arrival of his plane from Brasil. After the refusal to postpone the game and the losing by forfeit in the 1st round Karpov did not appear for the 2nd game versus Judith Polgar and according to the rules he was disqualified from the event.
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